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This Really Is Rocket Science

A legislative coalition wanted to encourage a Southeastern state to remove barriers to expanding biomass and waste heat (renewable) generation. J.Pollock was retained to prepare a report to the state legislature explaining how current regulatory policies were forcing electricity consumers to pay a premium for new utility resources when they could pay much less for reliable renewable generation. However, regulatory policies can be arcane and difficult to explain, especially to legislators and their staffs who are not familiar with electric utilities. J.Pollock’s report explained in very simple terms how electric utilities operate, their future capacity needs, and how changing the way these generators are paid can encourage them to step up and provide reliable, lower-cost electricity for the benefits of all consumers. J.Pollock presented the report to several legislative committees and key legislators.